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Award Winning Performance

Bendalls has manufactured key pieces of equipment for landmark civil nuclear projects since the industry’s inception in the 1950s. We are proud to be an approved supplier to all UK Nuclear licensed company’s and many of their supporting Tier 2 businesses.

Our design capabilites, manufacturing quality and safety record are widely recognised as being amongst the best in the industry. We have received Supply Chain Network Innovation Programme Awards (SNIP) and in 2013 Bendalls were proud to become the first supplier to receive Sellafield Sites Ltd’s first of a kind Site Certification in Quality and Fabrication, developed by Sellafield in collaboration with contractors in the industry for the fabrication of the highly complex main evaporator vessel for the multi-million pound Evaporator D project.

Examples of the Extensive Range of Equipment we have Manufactured:

  • Pressure Vessels

  • Scrubber Columns

  • Filter Vessels

  • Co-axial Pipework

  • Process & Utility Skid Packages

  • Manipulators

  • Tooling Packages

  • Evaporators

  • CE Marked Equipment

  • Electro-Mechanical Assemblies

  • Impact / Shock Absorbers

  • Flasks

  • Wall Boxes

  • Crane Modules

  • Gloveboxes







Bendalls have supplied the nuclear industry for over 50 years. Our understanding of the rigorous demands of this industry and our proven track record have built our reputation in this sector.

The Nuclear industry in the UK has developed into a world leader in reprocessing, recycling and waste management. Bendalls are happy to have contributed to this success story by being an approved supplier to Sellafield Ltd., UKAEA, AEA Technology and British Energy.

Bendalls Engineering are approved suppliers to BNFL Sellafield LTD for the supply of Machined and Fabricated Spares with the capability of design and manufacture to SPECTECH and GOODSPECH build level 1 standards.

The UK Nuclear Industry have rewarded Bendalls with a Supply Chain Network Innovation Programme Award (SNIP) for the continued commitment to customer service and achievement of performance milestones in the supply of equipment to the Nuclear Industry.

Paramount to every engineering project at Bendalls is quality of manufacture and attention to detail. When we undertake a Nuclear engineering project our golden rule is 'Integrity through quality and experience'.

Bendalls offer a design service using the latest design and CAD / CAM software
packages to achieve a 'best value' solution based on an intimate knowledge of
specialist manufacturing techniques.

Finally, but most importantly, our commitment to safety and quality are second to none. Suppliers are carefully selected with incoming materials checked and identified to ensure complete traceability throughout the production process. Manufacture is carried out in specially segregated areas to optimise quality and capacity.

Pressure Vessels
Bendalls specialise in the design and manufacture of ASME “U” / PD 5500 / EN Pressure Vessels up to 5.0m in Diameter, lengths up to 50 metres and 100 tonnes in weight. Materials of construction include Stainless, Duplex, NAG ( Nitric Acid Grade), 25/20, Nickel Alloys (Hastelloy, Monel, Incoloys etc). Full material traceability along with DPI/UT/Radiographic weld testing and documentation packages are offered as standard. Hydraulic Pressure testing of all equipment is included as standard. Load Testing , Painting, Cladding Platforms and Ladders can all be offered to provide a ready to install service.

Evaporators, Steam Strippers and Separators
These products are an extension of our range of Pressure Vessels but may also include internal tube bundles, coils, filters and vane packs. Internals can be fitted and tested prior to despatch or fitted at site to suit requirements.

Co-axial Pipework
Bendalls have the expertise to manufacture Co - Axial pipework for Glass Frit Tubes and other specialist equipment by utilising tried and tested procedures for welding and location of inner tubes relative to outer tubes.

Steam Valve Cabinets, Sample Cabinets, Gloveboxes
Bendalls manufacture a range of cabinets in stainless steel to suit client’s process design requirements. External surfaces are bead blasted to a smooth profile and the cabinet’s leak tested using inert gas. Motorised Valves, sampling tubes, instrumentation can all be supplied and tested prior to despatch.

Tooling Packages
Complex fabricated and machined tooling packages can be manufactured to clients drawings/designs for products like manipulators, testing equipment and lifting devices.

Wall and Floorboxes / Encast Liners and Plugs
Specialist cast-in items can be manufactured to suit clients building design to control radiation shine paths through walls/barriers. Bendalls have a range of  approved in-house bending procedures to enable manufacture of these items to the tight tolerances demanded by the Nuclear Industry.

Transportation Flasks & Shock Absorbers
Bendalls have supplied bespoke shock absorbers for hazardous material transportation flasks. These complex fabrications are manufactured in stainless steel to extremely tight tolerances and often contain a damping medium to client specification.

Process and Utility Skid Packages
Bendalls offer a design and build service for packaged Skid units including mechanical design, piping layout and frame analysis. We have experience in manufacturing skid mounted Pressure Vessels and pipework and can supply the units complete with Valves, Pumps and Instrumentation fully tested to suit clients requirements.

Crane Modules & Electro-mechanical Assemblies
Complex machined and fabricated assemblies containing motors, gearboxes and instrumentation can be manufactured, assembled and tested to clients design and specification.

Bendalls have been a manufacturer of machined and fabricated spares to the Nuclear Industry for over 30 years and currently supply a wide range of critical equipment including Constant Volume Feeders, Upper and Lower End Cartridges, Calciners, Upper and Lower End Fittings/Trolleys, Dust Scrubbers, Condensers, Flange Cleaners, Filter Baskets, Stillages and many more.

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